Let’s not kid ourselves – packing a lunchbox can be hard work.
As if finding foods with the good nutritional value your kids will actually want to eat wasn’t difficult enough – today, you have the added challenge of limiting plastic wrapping and packaging.
We understand better than ever today just how important it is to limit the use of plastics in food storage for the well-being of your children, as well as that of the environment. Sadly, plastics are not as safe as we once thought and have the potential to wreak havoc on our ecosystems.
As we learn more about the effect of plastic on the environment and human health, we should seek to minimise their use, and we have a greater opportunity today than ever before to do so.
Research suggests a child’s average packed lunch produces three pieces of rubbish every day, amounting to about 30 kilograms of waste per child, each year. So across the community, there’s room for improvement.
Treats like chip packets, snack bags and yoghurts are some of the items contributing to the high amount of plastic in a child’s lunchbox, so you should consider limiting these.